About Elizabeth Morris:
Elizabeth Morris graduated with her bachelor's degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University in 2020. Her first book Tiger's Blood she self-published in 2016 when she was 17 years old. She loves her cats and her family. She is currently working on the Blood of the Beast series and finds inspiration through music, nature, and traveling.
What inspires you to write?
Music is a big inspiration to me. I'll listen to music while writing sometimes. I also find inspiration through people in my life, and through walks around the neighborhood. When I write my characters I'll use personality traits from people who come and go in my life.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
George R.R. Martin is a big author I usually read. I'm trying to support more indie authors so I'm reading an indie book right now called "The Wandering Order: Autumn Light" by my author friend C.J. Hahne.
Tell us about your writing process.
I start by creating an outline on Google Docs and plot out main points and every chapter in about 1-2 paragraphs. I'll think of basic characters and put them into the outline. Once the outline is complete I'll start writing my book. I usually can write anywhere as long as I have my laptop or phone.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
The characters I create are always in my head. I'll listen to them, talk to them, cry with them, they are living rent free in my mind. Sometimes I don't understand the characters actions or words and It's hard to unravel the meaning behind some of the characters.
What advice would you give other writers?
When you start out writing, take your time. There's no rush to craft a book, play, script, short story, anything. As long as you write and keep writing then you'll be good. Don't overwhelm yourself. Whether it's 200 words a day or 2,000, just keep writing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish because I wanted control of my work, my manuscript and cover. Traditional publishing can be good, but I don't write for publicity, I write for myself and just to put my work out there. If you're looking to self-publish or go the traditional route, do some research and see what are the best options for you.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
E-books and Audiobooks are the future of publishing. As technology improves, physical books are getting to be a little outdated, not to say that everyone doesn't like physical books, but e-books and audiobooks are becoming more popular. I think we should roll with the changes rather than fear them.
What genres do you write?: Young Adult Fantasy
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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